ECE 570 - Nonlinear Optics

Semesters Offered

Official Description

Light propagation in anisotropic crystals; second- and third-order nonlinear susceptibility and electro-optic effect; discussion of the relationship of these effects along with such applications as light modulation, harmonic generation, and optical parametric amplification and oscillation. Course Information: Prerequisite: ECE 520.

Prerequisites

Credit in ECE 520

Subject Area

Electromagnetics, Optics and Remote Sensing

Course Directors

Description

Light propagation in anisotropic crystals; second- and third-order nonlinear susceptibility and electro-optic effect; and discussion of the relationship of these effects along with such applications as light modulation, harmonic generation, and optical parametric amplification and oscillation.

Notes

Homework will be assigned every second or third lecture there will be a course project. Students should have some familiarity with Maxwell?s equations, basic linear algebra, calculus, and some undergraduate level quantum mechanics.

Topics

  • Stimulated and spontaneous processes, SRS, SBS, CARS, amplification, lasing
  • N-wave mixing, phase conjugate mirrors, frequency conversion
  • Spatial effects, self-focusing, induced transparency, solitons
  • Multiphoton spectroscopy, multiphoton imaging
  • Atom-photon interactions, materials
  • Topics of student interest, special guest lectures

Detailed Description and Outline

Topics:

  • Stimulated and spontaneous processes, SRS, SBS, CARS, amplification, lasing
  • N-wave mixing, phase conjugate mirrors, frequency conversion
  • Spatial effects, self-focusing, induced transparency, solitons
  • Multiphoton spectroscopy, multiphoton imaging
  • Atom-photon interactions, materials
  • Topics of student interest, special guest lectures

Homework will be assigned every second or third lecture there will be a course project. Students should have some familiarity with Maxwell?s equations, basic linear algebra, calculus, and some undergraduate level quantum mechanics.

Topical Prerequisities

Students should have some familiarity with Maxwell?s equations and basic linear algebra and calculus.

Texts

Nonlinear Optics, 3rd edition by Robert Boyd, Academic Press

Last updated

7/23/2013